14.Jan.2013 at 14 | Salar
Friday was one of those moments where I was reminded just how lucky I am to have an awesome group of friends. It was my wife’s birthday party, and we had some people over at the house to celebrate and it was a great time.
I had a really good talk with my friend Candy on Friday about work and all the doubts I’ve been having, and it really helped me. The more I talk about it with people, the better I feel about it. She sent me a page from a book that she mentioned, talking about how moving on in your career isn’t abandoning your previous employer, and how it creates opportunities with them and allows them to adapt without you. This was something that has been weighing on me, and I’ve been working on cleaning up my documentation to make my eventual exit as painless as possible.
I’ve been studying a lot of Ruby on Rails, and I’m now working in extra lessons at CodeAcademy. I found it very slow going at first, but I’m feeling like it’s finally starting to click and become more intuitive. My main concern is wrapping my head around a completely different architecture. Once I understand that, everything else can be looked up in a reference. I’m going to look for a good resource to brush up my object oriented programming skills as well.
So in general, I feel good. I’m feeling motivated to move towards my goal for this year, and now I’m just focusing on getting it done – one day at a time.